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Computer : A History of the Information Machine - 2nd edition

Computer : A History of the Information Machine (ISBN10: 0813342643; ISBN13: 9780813342641)
ISBN13: 978-0813342641
ISBN10: 0813342643

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0813342658
ISBN10: 0813342651

Summary: Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime needs drove the giant ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer. Later, the PC enabled modes of computing
that liberated people from room-sized, mainframe computers. This second edition now extends beyond the development of Microsoft Windows and the Internet, to include open source operating systems like Linux, and the rise again and fall and potential rise of the dot.com industries.
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Summary: Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime needs drove the giant ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer. Later, the PC enabled modes of computing that liberated people from room-sized, mainframe computers. This second edition now extends beyond the development of Microsoft Windows and the Internet, to include open source operating systems like Linux, and the rise again and fall and potential rise of the dot.com industries. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Published: 08/11/2004
International: No

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